AUGUSTA, Georgia — After a long and often bumpy first half of the week, the 86th Masters kicks off today with as much anticipation as one can remember of a major championship. A lot of that obviously revolves around the fact that Tiger Woods kicked it off for the first time since his horrific car crash in February 2021, and he’s taken almost all the oxygen out of August National in the past three days. . However, many other storylines will begin to unfold from Thursday morning.
Chief among these is Rory McIlroy’s bid for his first Masters and the elusive grand slam of his career. When asked about this Wednesday, his response was great: “I love Augusta National. I love the Masters. I’ve had wonderful times here and less wonderful times. But I come back every year, and I always will come back like so many that they will let me.” That’s how many people think of the Masters, and it’s likely that one more name – perhaps Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland, Justin Thomas or McIlroy himself – will be added this year. to the list of people who be able to come back forever.
Stream the 2022 Masters now with Masters Live as we follow the world’s best golfers throughout Augusta National with featured bands, check in at the famous Amen Corner and see the leaders circle 15 holes and 16. Watch live for free on desktop and mobile through CBSSports.com and CBS Sports App. Also available on Paramount+.
CBS Sports will update this story with Masters scores and highlights below. Check out the live scores at the top of this story, a more detailed standings, Round 1 tee times, and our full TV Masters schedule/coverage guide.